Tournaments: League and Non-League Events
FIRST Tech Challenge Oregon is a hybrid region offering two pathways to participation in tournament events. Both League and Non-League paths advance to the FIRST Tech Challenge Super Qualifiers and FIRST Tech Challenge Oregon Championship. Teams that perform well at the State Championship may qualify for the FIRST Tech Challenge West Super-Regional Championship, where they compete for a chance to go to Houston for the FIRST World Championships.
League Meets – October 23 – December 16
League Meet days are established by each individual league to best meet the needs of the teams in the league. Leagues Meets will be held 3 – 4 times between October 23 – December 16th. League Meets are ~4 hours in length and include inspection and 5 matches. Usually it consists of League Meet 0 (workshops/no points count) and 3 League Meets (best 10 matches from 3 league meets are carried forward to the League Qualifying Tournament).
League Cities: Pendleton, Hood River, Portland, Tigard, Hillsboro, Greater Bend Area (rotates locations), Salem, Junction City, Roseburg.
League and Non-League Qualifying Tournaments- CLICK HERE
All events are one day tournaments that will occur on the following weekends. Teams compete in ONE Qualifying Tournament.
League and Non-League Qualifying Tournaments include formal inspection, judging session, 5 matches, alliance selection, elimination round and awards/advancement ceremony.
FIRST Dean’s List Semi-Finalists will be interviewed at League and Non-League Qualifying Tournaments.
January 13 – League: Central Oregon
January 20 – League: Columbia Basin , Silicon Forest, SOAR
January 27 – League: Capitol & Midwestern, Tualatin Valley & Rose City, Mid-Columbia / Non-League: Oregon State University, Gresham HS
January 28 – Non-League: Oregon State University
Super-Qualifier Weekend (by advancement only)
~50% of teams will advance from League/Non-League Qualifying Tournaments to FIRST Tech Challenge Oregon Super-Qualifier Weekend. There are 4 separate tournaments; each with 24 teams. Includes formal inspection, judging session, 5 matches, alliance selection, elimination round and awards/advancement ceremony
February 10 – SQ: Delta – Evergreen Middle School, Hillsboro
February 11 – SQ: Theta – Evergreen Middle School, Hillsboro
February 11 – SQ: Pi – Benson High School, Portland
FIRST Tech Challenge Oregon Championship (by advancement only)
~50% of teams will advance from the Super-Qualifiers to the FIRST Tech Challenge Oregon Championship. This is a two-day event. 48 teams advance to the Championship. It is a two-division (Timber and Tech) event.
Liberty High School, Hillsboro
February 24 – Judging and Inspection
February 25 – Qualifying Rounds, Alliance Selection, Elimination Round and Awards/Advancement Ceremony
FIRST Tech Challenge West Super-Regional (by advancement only)
2018 Advancement Slots to the FIRST Tech Challenge West Super-Regional will be announced at the FIRST Tech Challenge Oregon Championship.
This 72 team, 12 state event will take place March 8 – 11, 2018 at Spokane Convention Center. Number of teams to advance is proportionate to the number of teams in each state/region the previous season. In 2018, Oregon will advance 14 teams to the FIRST Tech Challenge West Super-Regional.
FIRST World Championship (by advancement only)
FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship: Houston is part of the FIRST World Championship (for all four FIRST programs). 128 teams from 20+ countries compete.
FIRST World Championship is held at the Georgia Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas, April 18 – 21, 2018. In 2016-2017 Oregon sent 9 teams to the FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship.